A Saxon find
A short piece about the discovery by the author and his young son of a silver Anglo-Saxon in their Chiswick garden. Following the advice of B&CLHS they submitted it for recording to the Portabe Antiquities Scheme where it was dated to 675-750 AD
Marc-Antoine de Crozat de la Bastide and his circle
A French Protestant diplomat came to live in Little Sutton House in 1698 where he stayed until he died in 1704 and was buried at St Nicholas’ Church. He was part of a remarkable and distinguished circle which included Sit John Chardin, The Earl and Countess of Fauconberg and Russell family. The author has use French and Engish sources to tell the story of his life here.
Some of St Lawrence’s graveyard secrets revealed
The authors have spent some years watching closely the impact of the redevelopment of Brentford by Ballymore, liaising with Brentford Voice, B&CLHS and Hounslow planning officers. They have fought for the preservation of local features and researched burials at St Lawrence’s Church, some of which have been moved elsewhere. Some accounts of local lives have been summarised here.
David Shailes and Jim Storrar
Boadicea and the steam wagon
Brentford Ait – a Georgian resort
Chiswick High Road – a retail revelation
While this article will not be uploaded here until Journal 30 has sold out, you can explore two schematic diagrams of shops in the High Road which summarise the author’s reseach: for 1936 and for 2020
Farewell Griffin Park
Brentford fan Mike Paterson (who designs the layout for our Journal) wrote a short account of the Club as it moved from its very old ground at Griffin Park to a new and substantial stadium beside Kew Bridge Station, worthy of its new status as a top-flight club.